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      Plant x Genuine and Fake - Yousuke Enoki Solo Exhibition in New York

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      April 2, 2016

      Saturday  12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (on various days)

      413 West 50th Street
      New York, New York 10019

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      Plant x Genuine and Fake - Yousuke Enoki Solo Exhibition

      Jadite Galleries is pleased to announce Plant x Genuine and Fake, the first solo exhibition from Yousuke Enoki, award-wining Ikebana artist from Kyoto, Japan. The exhibition will run from April 2 through April 15, 2016 at Jadite Galleries, 413 West 50th Street, New York City, with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, April 2 at 6pm to 8pm.

      Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, in which living flowers and plants are used to represent tranquility, unity, and harmony with nature. Enoki, however, uses only preserved flowers to express the hidden beauty of artificialness for this exhibition.

      Unlike traditional Ikebana flower arrangement, the preserved flower arrangement shows no passage of time or sense of seasons because artificial colors are added to the flowers to preserve freshness and to enhance colors. Because of their timeless quality, preserved flowers have a peculiar beauty—at first glance, they seem to be real flowers. Enoki’s project, then, is an exploration of how we perceive real and fake.

      The exhibition will showcase 20 preserved flower arrangements with roses in an array of colors as well as color photographs. A live performance during the opening will feature the artist creating improvised flower arrangements, and a limited number of arrangements will be given away to audience members.

      Enoki began pursuing his Ikebana career at a young age thanks to the influence of his mother, also a professional Ikebana artist. Enoki has been exhibited widely in Japan. His numerous awards include recognition from the Preserved Natural Flower Association, which named him the top Ikebana artist in Japan in 2015. This is his first solo exhibition in New York.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Performing Arts

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